More Than 410,000 Kia Vehicles Might Have An Issue With Their Airbags

Kia is recalling 410,619 vehicles in the United States, because their airbags might not deploy in the event of an accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall impacts the 2017 Forte Koup and 2017-2018 Forte as well as Sedona, Soul, and Soul EVs from the 2017-2019 model years.

These models are equipped with an airbag control unit (ACU) cover, which may come into contact with the Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory chip on the ACU’s Printed Circuit Board.

As part of the recall, dealers will inspect the airbag control unit and either replace it or perform a software update to “ensure deployment of the airbag(s) in the event of a crash

The issue was first noticed in South Korea and Kia has discovered 947 potentially related warranty claims in the United States. 

Thankfully, despite the seriousness of the issue, Kia isn’t aware of any crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to the recall.